Thirteenth cheque for extraordinary deliver

Having misfired for almost two decades, it is crystal clear that the strategy designed to accelerate student learning outcomes needs a comprehensive review if not an overhaul. It seems the system is now experiencing some planning fatigue where planning is made for purposes of compliance and not for achieving outcomes.

Fatigue or compliance is when a system goes on as usual when past experience has shown that it won’t work.

This is a case of flogging a dead horse. If our schools are to serve students better, there is need to draw lessons from experience and borrow ideas from the from successful and effective systems. Rachel Curtis and Elizabeth City offers the rubric for effective education planning. They say, “the key rubric is for the strategy to be focused on the instructional core, focused on few things that are coherent and synergistic, and balanced in solving of problems and pursuit of the system’s vision.”

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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